Monday, December 23, 2013

STEP-BY-STEP: How to curl your hair with a ghd

Christmas came early and I was lucky to be gifted something many girls would consider one of their best friends. Introducing the limited edition ghd V Wonderland Styler! Being a ghd-user already, I could not pass up ghd's latest development of the V Styler, not to mention the amazing iridescent finish of both the styler and packaging. This styler has a lot of features including advanced ceramic heater technology for smoother, shinier results plus contoured plates for easier curls and waves. So as a little treat for you gals this festive season, I've decided to share with you my own tutorial on "How to curl your hair with a ghd".  With most females looking to achieve more natural, loose curls than tight ringlets as result from curling wands – hopefully my step-by-step guide will be of help!

First start with clean, dry hair. You may want to smooth it out using a hairdryer first. To begin, apply styling mousse and if you'd like heat protection spray. Be sure to fluff up hair from the scalp to create volume. Next clip half of your hair up and comb a section of hair that you aim to curl.

Clamp hair tight and turn the styler 180 degrees and on an angle as you move down the hair shaft. This action creates the curl.

Ensure that you pull the end of hair till you reach the end.

Using your finger/s, twist the hair into a curl.

Let hair drop, and now you have created a curl.

Do the same for the rest of your hair, dividing it into sections and tousling your curls along the way.

Remember to apply a light mist hair spray and toussle as you see fit. At the end, apply hair serum for shine.

Ta da!! There you have you it! Loose, natural curls!    

Curling your hair using a straightening iron does take some practice, but using the right styler will make it so much easier. The contoured plates on this V Wonderland Styler has certainly helped me in creating natural curls. For a more bed-hair, beachy look... gradually clamp hair lightly as you move down the hair shaft. For more styling tips, ghd has loads of "how-to" tutorials and trend updates here.

I hope you liked the tutorial! Investing in a quality styler is just like any wardrobe staple; you want it to last long and to serve you that instant, never-fail look each time. For more info on what the ghd V Wonderland Styler can do for you, head here. Also if curls aren't for you, there's always the simple, no-frizz, straightened look!

Happy styling! 
x L


  1. I'm so terrified of my curling iron... I have burnt myself at the neck a few times... And since then I've had dead straight hair since. I'm tempted to curl them for fancy events and whenever that event will happen I'll be having curls starting at weird spots.

  2. This is a cool tutorial! :) Are you Filipina? :) More power to your blog!!
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